Aeriel view of solar panelling on the roof of various buildings of Sale Hospital.

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Central Gippsland Health Service (CGHS) was looking for a solar provider to install a 260kW system on the roof of Sale Hospital and a 70kW system on Wilson Lodge next door.

After a series of site visits and consultations, and an in-depth evaluation of our work policies and practises, we were awarded the contract. 

The decision was based on our expertise, our track record with other large-scale installations, and our ability to overcome logistical and policy challenges on unionised worksites.

The installation became one of the most complex we have ever worked on. With respect to the ongoing day-to-day energy requirements, we:

  • adhered to quiet times during theatre operations, 
  • managed the power shutdown within the CGHS guidelines, 
  • commissioned after hours.

At the completion of the project, the feedback from CGHS was overwhelmingly positive. According to the project managers, our tradesmen were some of the most professional they have ever worked with.

They also praised our team for the ability to work on a large and heavily regulated site, with no interruption to the operation of the hospital.

Key numbers*

System capacity

757.41 kW system capacity

Energy production

855,000 kWh of electricity produced per year (approx.)

Carbon savings

950 tonnes per year (approx.)

Components used

Solar panels

2,555 x solar panels


25 x Fronius inverters

Monitoring system

Full remote monitoring and email alerts

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*The statistics for RACV Solar customers have been calculated based on the following assumptions: the site's prior electricity consumption and tariffs, 3D modelling software for commercial and complicated residential sites (identifying shade/structures that impact performance), local sunlight irradiance and climate data, Victorian grid electricity emissions intensity factor of 1.12 kg CO2 eq / kWh, and average home system size in Victoria.